November 13, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Love, Love Me Baby! The Tony Award®-Winning Musical Dreamgirls Lights Up Signature Theatre Stage.
The smash hit Broadway musical-turned-Oscar-winning motion picture Dreamgirls, captures the spirit and hope of Motown when a girl group makes it big in the 60s and 70s. In a business controlled by men, the female trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love as superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity.
Dreamgirls begins a limited run at Arlington’s Signature Theatre on November 13. Featuring the unforgettable tunes “Dreamgirls,” “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and more. Led by local star Nova Y. Payton as big-voiced diva Effie White, the production is set to run through January 6, 2013.
A rich, glowing spectacle about the price of show-biz success, Dreamgirls sizzles with sparkling dance and R&B soul.
Sponsored by the Bernard Family Foundation with additional support from Tony Garro, MD.
Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Original Broadway Production Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records & The Shubert Organization
Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch
Co-Choreographer Brianne Camp
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Scenic Design Adam Koch
Costume Design Frank Labovitz
Lighting Design Chris Lee
Sound Design Matt Rowe
ABOUT SIGNATURE THEATRE
Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. Under the leadership of Co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, Signature has presented 38 world premiere productions and is renowned for combining Broadway-quality productions with intimate playing spaces.
4200 Campbell Ave
Arlington, VA 22206